NASM 6th Edition chapter 10 - Balance Training Concepts
0%
NASM study guide chapter 10

If you have not signed up for NASM CPT, sign up here to save 25% with my personal code PTP25.

Get your copy of the NASM CPT exam cheat sheet. It helps immensely for studying for the exam.

Make sure to check out Trainer Academy for premium NASM CPT study materials. They will reduce study time by 50% and have an exam pass guarantee. Read my full review on them here. You can save $100 on their MVP study system with the code: PTPSUB

Post Content

    Chapter 10 study guide

    Balance is influenced by: age, inactivity, and injury.

    Exclusive PTP Offers


    Gold Standard Cert
    Save 25%
    Most Popular Cert
    3 Certs for 1
    A Good Option
    50% off
    Best Study Materials
    See MVP discount
    Best online PT course
    $100 Off
    The Top PT Software
    Get Free Trial

    Dysfunction at the joints and the effects

    Dysfunction at a joint can lead to improper sensory input. This, in turn, can cause a motor response that is incorrect.

    When a motor response is incorrect, this is called muscle inhibition as the nervous system is inhibiting the muscle.

    Due to this muscle inhibition, injury can easily come from these improper movement patterns.

    This is a snowball effect as the injuries can cause inflammation and swelling which will further inhibit these muscles and lead to even worse proprioception.

    Parameters for balance training

    Understanding the balance training parameters for programs and training will result in effective training.

    Progression in balance training can be done by starting off with easier exercises to see if your client masters them. If they do, move on to harder exercises. Start with stable/simple exercises and move to unstable/complex exercises. Also, start with slow exercises and move to faster ones

    Proprioception progression can start with a client standing on a stable surface to having them stand on a Dyna disc or a Bosu ball.

    Exclusive PTP Offers


    Gold Standard Cert
    Save 25%
    Most Popular Cert
    3 Certs for 1
    A Good Option
    50% off
    Best Study Materials
    See MVP discount
    Best online PT course
    $100 Off
    The Top PT Software
    Get Free Trial

    Make sure to take your clients through all planes of motion and to understand that switching up body position will lead to more difficult exercises. An example is having two legs on a stable surface all the way up to balancing on one leg on an unstable surface (bosu ball).

    Program design for balance training

    Overall, it is extremely important to learn how to progress people based on the stages of the optimum performance training model. You need to know which exercises go into which phase of the OPT model. This is very important for the test.

    Stabilization phase: In this phase, there is no bending of the support hip or leg. It consists of 12 to 20 repetitions (or 6 to 10 on a single leg), with 0 to 90 seconds of rest and at a slow tempo.

    Strength phase: The strength phase includes bending at the knee or hip of the support leg. Some examples are toe touches, or unilateral squats. These are done for 8 to 12 repetitions, with a 0 to 60-second rest, and at a moderate tempo.

    Power phase: The power phase includes hopping on the support leg (planted leg), is done for approximately 8 to 12 repetitions, 0 to 60 seconds of rest and at a moderate tempo as well. Imagine doing single leg jumps on the box.

    If you want additional study materials, check out the team over at Trainer Academy. They have incredible study materials for NASM And I have a special limited-time discount for my readers. I also suggest you check out my review on Trainer Academy here.

    NASM 6th Edition chapter 10 - Balance Training Concepts 1
    NASM 6th Edition chapter 10 - Balance Training Concepts 2
    NASM 6th Edition chapter 10 - Balance Training Concepts 3

    NASM flashcards for chapter 10

    NASM 6th Edition chapter 10 - Balance Training Concepts 3

    About The Author

    2 thoughts on “NASM 6th Edition chapter 10 – Balance Training Concepts”

      1. A quick tip, usually if they talk about anything on one leg, it’s a stabilization exercise. Obviously there is strength involved, but its primary goal is stabilization.

    Leave a Comment

    Your email address will not be published.

    NASM CPT exam cheat sheet

    Get The Sectret Cheat Sheet For The CSCS Exam

    18749

    Get The Sectret Cheat Sheet For The ACSM Exam

    18749

    Get The Sectret Cheat Sheet For The ISSA Nutritionist Exam

    18749

    Get The Sectret Cheat Sheet For The NCSF CPT Exam

    18749

    Get The Sectret Cheat Sheet For The NASM CNC Exam

    18749

    Get The Sectret Cheat Sheet For The NASM PES Exam

    18749

    Get The Sectret Cheat Sheet For The NASM CES Exam

    18749

    Get the top 5 Tips for Passing the ACE CPT

    18749

    Get the top 5 Tips for Passing the NASM CPT

    18749

    Get The Sectret Cheat Sheet For The NASM Exam

    18749

    Get The Sectret Cheat Sheet For The NSCA CPT Exam

    18749

    Get The Sectret Cheat Sheet For The ACE Exam

    18749

    Get The Sectret Cheat Sheet For The NASM Exam

    18749

    Get The Sectret Cheat Sheet For The ISSA Exam

    18749
    Scroll to Top